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International Conference on Continuity and Changes in Families in East Asia, jointly hosted by the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (RCHSS) and Institute of Ethnology (IOE), Academia Sinica, will be held on March 24-25, 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan.

The theme of this conference is family development and changes in East Asian societies. In addition to oral presentation sessions, there will be keynote and forum sessions on household panel surveys. Dr. Dean Lillard (Ohio State University), the Director of Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF), shall deliver the keynote speech. The CNEF, as the largest data harmonization platform for cross-national household panel surveys, has harmonized the survey data from nine national household panel surveys, and provided access to the harmonized data. The forum session shall introduce three important household panel surveys in East Asia, including the Japan Household Panel Survey (JHPS), the Korean Labor & Income Panel Study (KLIPS), and the Taiwan Panel Study of Family Dynamics (PSFD). Through the keynote and forum sessions, we hope to enhance comparative studies on families and households for East Asian societies.

Conference Committee Members

Ming-Chang Tsai 蔡明璋

Research Fellow
Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica

Ruoh-Rong Yu 于若蓉

Research Fellow
Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica

Yuh-Huey Jou 周玉慧

Research Fellow
Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica

Su-hao Tu 杜素豪

Research Fellow
Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica

Kamhon Kan 簡錦漢

Research Fellow
Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica

Hung-Lin Tao 陶宏麟

Distinguished Professor
Department of Economics, Soochow University

Agenda at a Glance

*All time in GMT+8

  MARCH 24



08:30 - 09:00   Registration


09:00 - 09:10   Opening Remarks


09:10 - 10:30   Keynote Speech

10:30 - 10:50   Coffee / Tea Break

  Coffee / Tea Break

10:50 - 12:20   Session I

  Session IV

12:20 - 12:30   Group Photos   Group Photos
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch   Lunch
13:30 - 15:00   Session II

  Session V

15:00 - 15:20   Coffee / Tea Break

  Coffee / Tea Break

15:20 - 16:50   Session III

  Session VI

16:50 - 17:00       Closing Remarks


● Keynote Speech

Speaker: Dr. Dean Lillard

Professor, Department of Human Sciences, Ohio State University, USA
Director, Cross-National Equivalence File

Speech Title: The Pitfalls and Potential of Cross-National Research


● Forum Session

Forum Theme: Longitudinal Household Surveys across Societies

Moderator: Dean Lillard (Director, Cross-National Equivalence File)

  1. Japan Household Panel Survey (JHPS)
    Michio Naoi (Core Member, Japan Household Panel Survey)
  2. Korean Labor & Income Panel Study (KLIPS)
    Insong Jang (PI, Korean Labor & Income Panel Study)
  3. Panel Study of Family Dynamics (PSFD)
    Ruoh-Rong Yu 于若蓉 (PI, Panel Study of Family Dynamics)

Call for Abstracts

● Topics and Important Information

This in-person conference is calling for research on families and household in East Asian societies, including but not limited to the following topics.

  • Marriage and Marital Sorting
  • Fertility Intention and Behavior
  • Family and Subjective Well-being
  • Family and Health
  • Family and Education
  • Family and Labor Market Outcomes
  • Intergenerational Interaction
  • Population Aging
  • Social Inequality and Security

Please submit the abstract by filling out the online submission form before January 10, 2023. All the submitted abstracts will be reviewed by researchers of relevant fields. Research based on data from the Panel Study of Family Dynamics will be given priority consideration. For the accepted submissions, oral presenters should submit extended abstracts and slides by March 15, 2023. The extended abstract should contain abstract and keywords, introduction, methods, findings, conclusion, and references. The recommended length of the extended abstract is 1,500-2,000 words (not including abstract, tables, figures, and references).


● Submission Guidelines

  1. All abstracts must be submitted and, if accepted, presented in English.
  2. Abstract should include a title (20 words maximum) and a list of 3–5 keywords, and should not exceed 300 words.
  3. Each author’s full name and affiliation, and corresponding author’s email address are required information.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline January 10, 2023
Abstract Acceptance Notification January 30, 2023
Registration February 6 – March 5, 2023
Submission Deadline for Extended Abstract and Slides March 15, 2023


Contact Information


The Panel Study of Family Dynamics,
Center for Survey Research, RCHSS, Academia Sinica

Project for Development and Population,
Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies,
RCHSS, Academia Sinica

Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica